Unprotected, Overprotected: meeting the needs of young people with learning disabilities who experience, or are at risk of sexual exploitation

BILD, September 2015

Children with learning disabilities are more vulnerable to Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) than other children, facing additional barriers to their protection and to receiving support, new research has revealed.

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Child Sexual Exploitation: Improving Recognition and Response in Health Settings

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, 20 November 2014

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges is publishing new guidance to doctors and other health professionals designed to help them spot the possible warning signs of child sexual exploitation and refer those concerns to helping services quickly and effectively.

The new report, which has been drafted by a range of medical, health, academic and third sector groups, sets out a series of recommendations aimed at improving clinicians’ awareness of the issue and calls for medical Royal Colleges and Faculties to ensure that doctors receive training in this area. The report, which was commissioned in 2013 following discussions with the Department of Health, is released at a time of mounting concern about the scale and the extent of the problem following a series of shocking revelations emerging from Rotherham and elsewhere.

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